Throwback Thursday – Twelve Part Series on Dynamics

Ordinarily, dear ones, I would be telling you about today’s episode on the podcast. Unfortunately, I have yet again hit a snag in the download portion of our recording. I’m currently working with tech folks to see if they can resolve the issue. Please pray for me, friends, as I trudge through the ever mystifying realm of…technology. *gulp* Instead, today I’ll be posting a throwback.

Way back in November of 2018 I finished a twelve part series on the three types of dynamics; thermodynamics, aerodynamics, and hydrodynamics. It was fun to study these in light of Gods sovereignty over creation, and to reach Kayliegh as we went along. You can see the original post here. Below is just the ending post, but it’s equipped with links to all the parts in the series. I hope it’s as fun for you to read as it was for me to write!

Hello dear ones! This is it, the final post on our series through dynamics. If you missed any of the previous posts I’ll link to them all at the end. I mentioned at the beginning of thermodynamics that many in both the secular side and the creationist side were applying the second law incorrectly. As an explanation for that I’ve got this phenomenal episode of Creation Magazine Live. If you love Answers News you’ll appreciate this show as well.

Obviously when it comes to the application of thermodynamics there’s no limit. It’s an essential foundation for understanding how God designed this world to work. It also impacts the first two fields of study we discussed, hydrodynamics and aerodynamics. The men who first discovered these principles, now laws of science, did not create them but merely put names and equations to them. Beloved, God created all things, though sin cursed and groaning, our world runs in an orderly fashion. I hope this series has helped in seeing the intelligently designed universe, while giving glory to the one who created it. As always, dear ones, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

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Dynamic Series Aerodynamics Part III – Application

I have to apologize for missing these posts the past couple Monday’s, dear friends, it’s been a very busy season for us! Previously we discussed the laws and the principles of Aerodynamics. Today I’d like to review the application of these laws and principles. You’d be surprised by how much of your life is affected by Aerodynamics. The Creator has beautiful designed our planet to operate based on specific laws and principles so that our life is reliable. What genius it must take to maintain all things, from our replicating DNA, to the galaxies in motion. We can truly give God all the glory!

While there are too many applications for the science of aerodynamics to list, I’ve picked three which were particularly fascinating. The first is sports. I’m a baseball fan myself, and as Kayleigh has recently began playing softball that’s officially my favorite sport. Football, specifically college ball or America’s Team when it comes to NFL. I was too excited, being the big dork that I am, to learn that aerodynamics were being studied and applied to sports. It makes sense, when you consider that the winning team is usually the one that has made an object soar through the air to hit whatever target that sport uses. Every time you watch your favorite team know that the application of aerodynamics is at play!

The second, and some would argue more important, application is fuel economy. You’re vehicle has been designed based on the principles of aerodynamics, this has aided in increasing your cars ability to move without using as much fuel. The idea is that certain styles and shapes help reduce drag, which in return lowers your fuel usage. Also, with aerodynamics, those designing the latest model can create shapes less likely to flip based on the pressure of the wind flowing by as you cruise. Isn’t that neat? If God’s principles and laws in science were not consistent we might wake up tomorrow with aerodynamics no longer applying, and our world turned upside down!

The last application I want to list is the affect of other objects zooming by you. If you’ve ever waited to cross the road and felt the breeze of a car zipping past you’ll know what I’m talking about. Or perhaps you’ve had your fair share of highway flats, and felt the difference between a car speeding past you, to an 18 wheeler. That push and pull sensation is your bodies reaction to the principles of aerodynamics. Recall that these principles rightly put into place can overcome the laws of gravity. This means as you stand still (or are twisting of those dreaded lug-nuts) the force of the moving vehicles are overpowering the gravity keeping you settled on the ground. It’s nothing too concerning, however if the vehicle moving past you were going fast enough, and was heavy enough, it could certainly knock you over.

I hope and pray you’re enjoying this scientifically minded Monday series my friends. Next week we’ll be moving on to a different dynamic study, hydrodynamics. If you’ve missed previous posts in this series you can find them here, here, and also here. If you’re new to this blog and are wondering what on earth aerodynamics has to do with Christianity, let me briefly explain. God, the creator of all things, is a God of Law. Every scientific law we know was written not by man who discovered them, but by the One who set things in motion. The God of the Bible. That same God wrote ten Laws that you and I have failed to obey. Just as there are consequences for disobeying mans laws, or laws like gravity, likewise there are consequences for disobeying Gods Laws. Lying, theft, hate, and lust to name just four. The Bible tells us that the wages of sin is death, it also tells us that you will be held accountable on the great and fearful day of Judgement.

Many think that you end up in Hell by not believing in Christ. This is not Biblical, friend. Everyone who is in Hell is there because they broke Gods Laws, they sinned. Like on Earth, crime has a punishment, God the great Judge will in no ways excuse the wicked. He is, as well as being Just, rich in mercy. He gets no pleasure from the death of the wicked, so he condescending to become man. God the Creator entered His creation as Jesus Christ the only begotten Son. He lived a sinless, perfect life, yet died a sinners death. Why? He paid a debt He didn’t owe, because we owed a debt we couldn’t pay. Like in any courtroom a sentence is passed, that sentence for you and I is death, yet Christ stepped in and took that death in our place. If you repent of your sins and put your faith in Christ Jesus alone, then you can receive the gift of God, eternal life. This means your debt has been paid, your sins are forgiven, and you have been made a new creation. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to ask. Others, be good Berean’s my beloved brethren, and study to show yourselves approved.

Dynamic Series – Aerodynamics Part II The Principles

Here we discuss the four principles of Aerodynamics, and how great a God we serve, who set all things in order!

Last week we discussed the laws that govern aerodynamics, dear ones, and today we’re going to outline the principles that work within those laws. Remember, friends, that my purpose in this series is to glorify God in His intricate, beautiful, design for our universe. Order does not come from disorder, chaos can not form laws, explosions do not create but destroy. Within the sciences we see a clear picture of the creation, while glimpsing the majesty of the one who created. These evidences, while fascinating, are not intended as an apologetic to the lost, rather an encouragement to the born again. If you are reading this and are lost, it’s important that you know an ascent to knowledge of God can not save you, you must repent of your sins and put your faith in Christ alone. If you have any questions about salvation, or about aerodynamics, please feel free to ask! I’m no expert in either topic, but will do my best to answer.

The four principles of aerodynamics are actually really basic and easy to understand. The application of it, on the other hand, was way over my pay grade. The four principles are weight, lift, thrust, and drag. Weight, in this equation of elevation (see what I did there?) is in reference to the gravity pulling down on whatever device is attempting to fly. Lift is the second principle, and it acts against the weight, by moving more pressure under the wings, and less pressure above. You encounter this with kits on a nice windy day. The third principle is thrust, which is the motion in energy needed to move things forward, such as planes. With kits you are the thrust as you run, on a plane the propellers are the thrust. The final principle is the drag, which is something to stop the motion of the plane, or in our example the kit. These principles combine to allow the Laws of Motion give flight to man. The order of Gods creation is truly an awe inspiring science to study!

While we can in no ways copy the magnificence of bird and insect flight, we have managed to thrust massive molds of metal through the air by controlled explosions. Without the understanding of aerodynamics we would still be enjoying trains. The men who put these principles to good use did not create them, but merely understood them. There is one Creator, whose mind far exceeds our own, and whose sovereign will put things in motion. Last Monday I explained how there are certain consequences when we attempt to break the laws of gravity. In a similar way, if the principles of aerodynamics are ignored it would mean disaster for any onboard a plane.

Likewise, God, the writer of the Laws, has set down for man the Ten Commandments. As with other laws, there are consequences to breaking these. God, the righteous and just Judge, will hold us all accountable on the day of judgement for our law breaking. Lying, stealing, lustful or hateful thoughts, idolatry, coveting, and blasphemy to name only 7 of the 10. How many times a day do we break these Laws? If God is a just Judge, and He is a just Judge, He can not let any lawbreaker go unpunished. So, the Just and the Justifier, condescended to become man, He entered His creation as Jesus Christ, completely God and completely Man. He lived a sinless life, and died in the place of us wretched sinners, to pay the debt we owed. Now we must repent of our sins and place our trust in the finished works of Christ crucified. Like I said at the beginning, please feel free to ask me any questions you might have. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Dynamic Series – Aerodynamics Part I: The Laws

It’s Monday, beloved brethren, and that means it’s time to stretch your brain! As I detailed last Monday, we’re going to be discussing in brevity Aerodynamics for the next few weeks. Today specifically we’re going to look at Newton’s Laws of motion and Bernoulli’s principle. I pray that this series blesses you by showing you Gods intricate design of our world.

Newton’s three Laws of Motion are inertia, force, and lastly action and reaction. For some of us this was something we learned a very long time ago. Just as a reminder, inertia (1st Law) is the law that states things at rest will stay at rest, and things in motion will stay in motion. Force (2nd Law) is the law that states an object will move based on its own weight and the weight of the force. Action and reaction (3rd Law) is the law that states there is an equal and opposite reaction to every action. These are the scientific laws aerodynamics is based on, but who was the man who wrote them?

Isaac Newton, born premature in 1642 to a newly widowed mother, had a childhood marked by two things, hardship and a desire for Gods Word. As he grew up during the civil war in England (that same war where John Bunyan was nearly killed) he decided to become a minister. Once finishing his degree London was overwhelmed by the Black Plague, so Newton returned home instead. Eventually he realized he had theological differences with the Church of England and later refused ordination. While he was absolutely brilliant at everything he did, including mathematics, physics, and astronomy, he wrote more on God’s Word than all other subjects. Newton believed his scientific pursuit was akin to delving into the mind of God, and held to a Biblical Creationist view throughout his life.

We’re often mocked as Christians when we profess to believe Gods Word above evolution. Remember, dear ones, that what we’re being asked to believe is In The Beginning nothing. That nothing exploded into everything, but no one knows how or why. That explosion which would have propelled the universe into mass chaos eventually settled down into the beautifully well defined laws we see today. Those who hold to that belief will still accuse us, as born again believers, of clinging to fairytales written by men. We need not be intimidated by unbelievers, but rather let us remember who we were before the grace of God saved us, and how many ways our wretched hearts wanted against God and His people. Now then, what of that Bernoulli principle? I hate to make my posts this long, but you’ve read this far, what’s a little further?

Daniel Bernoulli was born in 1700 to a family of mathematicians. Not as much is known about his religious life as we know about Newton’s, except that his family suffered persecution, and eventually had to flee, due to their Calvinism. What we do know is that his work was heavily influenced by Newton’s work. Bernoulli’s principle essentially states that air flowing under an objects wings pushes up creating lift, while the air flowing over the wings elevates pressure. We’ll hear more about this particular scientist when we get to hydrodynamics.

Newton’s Laws and Bernoulli’s principle, while studied and named by them, were not written by them. They existed long before these men were born, and have the same Author as the Ten Commandments. We obey the Laws of Gravity, we even obey the Laws of Motion, where mankind finds an impossibility is to follow Gods written Laws. We’ve all lied, blasphemed, lusted, and hated if not in deed, in thought. Not a single one of us have ever given God the place of honor in our lives that He deserves. We’re sinners, my friends, and one day we will all face judgement. As with gravity, when we break these laws the consequences are deadly. There is Good News though, while God must judge the wicked, Christ died in our place, paying the debt we owed from sinning against the God who created all things. Today is the day of salvation, repent of your sins, and put your faith in Jesus Christ alone. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Next Monday we’ll look into the four principles of flight. Until tomorrow, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.